As my husband works away a lot and is frequently out of range, I normally send him a text each morning letting him know I love him. Which I truly do.
Where my problem lies is with my mum. She was and still is my main abuser. Right from when we were little, we were nothing more than f***** little b******
We had that screamed at us even after going to church. I mean even the pastors would come up and have a beer with her on occasions. What the??? Yes I do struggle with feeling love towards her.
Then I also have neighbors who were so-called friends who abused one of our children. It is very hard to feel love towards them. I have confronted them, even belted one of them, yelled obscenities at him, then finally spoke with him after seeing how pittiful and ashamed he looked. There's a sense of peace with me now but I wouldn't say love. One day I was even able to give a small wave hello. Maybe, I guess that's what they say progress not perfection.
Seek Christ in these situations. Because we are to honor thy father and mother...
I know Sean. That's what makes it so hard. If it's anyone else, it's a bit easier to take but when it's your Mum.... I mean they're meaned to love you no matter what. Anyway I've always said, I've learned what not to do, by watching my Mum.
From reading here I know I'm meaned to treat them the same as if they were my husband. I read somewhere that the more venom they spit, the more love we show them.
Seek through Christ the path that is right